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Valerie Young
Worked at Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Attended McGill University
Lives in St-Eustache, QC
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Back To School SALE
Hi everyone, Have you heard?? Teachers Pay Teachers is having a Back To School SALE! Many stores will be on sale, including mine! I'd like to show you a few of my newest resources that I have been working on.  This is my new Guided Reading series. "Letter S...
I uploaded my Reading Intervention pack this morning so it's brand new!! I can't wait to print this booklet and use it with my class. I plan on using it with my small reading groups every morning. I also would love to be able to use it with parent volunteers since no prep is needed to get this ...
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MORE Classroom Clean Up Tips
Hi everyone, Have you read my Classroom Clean Up Made Easy post? I got such great feedback from lovely readers that I thought I'd share a few more tips to help you out with your clean up time! Tip One: Assign your students different items to pick up. For ex...
Have you read my Classroom Clean Up Made Easy post? I got such great feedback from lovely readers that I thought I'd share a few more tips to help you out with your clean up time! Tip One: Assign your students different items to pick up. For example, you can ask one student to pick up 2 crayons, ...
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Ideas For A Calm And Happy Classroom
Teachers are always looking for new classroom management strategies. It doesn't matter how long we've been teaching. We're always looking to improve our classroom "vibe" and we work hard to try different strategies in order to find the ones that work best f...
Teachers are always looking for new classroom management strategies. It doesn't matter how long we've been teaching. We're always looking to improve our classroom "vibe" and we work hard to try different strategies in order to find the ones that work best for us and our students.
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Plant Experts
Hi everyone, We have been learning all about plants over the past few weeks and we're becoming quite the plant experts! We have been learning all about the plant life cycle, plant parts, plant needs, and steps to planting a seed. I have some very busy botan...
We have been learning all about plants over the past few weeks and we're becoming quite the plant experts! We have been learning all about the plant life cycle, plant parts, plant needs, and steps to planting a seed. I have some very busy botanists in my class!
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EPIC App - FREE Books For iPads
Hi everyone, Have you read my latest blog post over at the Primary Chalkboard yet? Here it is, in case you missed it! I just LOVE finding new apps for our iPads! My students get SO excited when I show them a new app because it keeps them on their toes and t...
I just LOVE finding new apps for our iPads! My students get SO excited when I show them a new app because it keeps them on their toes and they never get bored with the same apps. This week, I was browsing the app store and found this AMAZING tool! Best part? It is FREE for TEACHERS!
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Valentine's Day Centers
Hi everyone, Are you getting ready for Valentine's Day? I am SO excited to get my  brand new centers organized for the kids! I made 5 literacy centers and 5 math centers. Here is what I included in my pack: Literacy Centers: Sentence Order ABC Order Sight W...
I made 5 literacy centers and 5 math centers. Here is what I included in my pack: Literacy Centers: Sentence Order ABC Order Sight Words Reading Comprehension Vowel Teams - ea, ee, ai, ay. Math Centers: Number Order - 100 chart. 3D Shapes Two-digit Addition - no regrouping ...
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Guided Reading Activities
Hi everyone, I'm finally ready to reveal my new guided reading pack and I'm so excited about it! Last year, I made it my mission to improve my guided reading time because I knew that it was very valuable for my little learners. I learned a lot about my stud...
Last year, I made it my mission to improve my guided reading time because I knew that it was very valuable for my little learners. I learned a lot about my students and saw so much growth when I spent time with my small reading groups. Once I started meeting regularly with my groups, ...
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First Week Of School Ideas
Hi everyone, Are you getting ready for your big return yet?? I'm only a few weeks into my summer break yet I'm already finding myself searching for fresh ideas for that busy first week of school! the first week can get pretty crazy if you don't start it wit...
Are you getting ready for your big return yet?? I'm only a few weeks into my summer break yet I'm already finding myself searching for fresh ideas for that busy first week of school! the first week can get pretty crazy if you don't start it with a plan... The best advice I ever got for the first ...
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Classroom Clean Up Made Easy
Kids usually don't make a fuss about clean up time. They love to help their teacher out and they often appreciate a break from sitting at their seat. However, we do sometimes struggle with encouraging our students to clean up the classroom and take responsi...
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Plant Experts
Hi everyone, We have been learning all about plants over the past few weeks and we are becoming plant experts! We have been learning all about the plant life cycle, plant parts, plant needs, and steps to planting a seed. We have been very busy botanists in ...
We have been learning all about plants over the past few weeks and we are becoming plant experts! We have been learning all about the plant life cycle, plant parts, plant needs, and steps to planting a seed. We have been very busy botanists in my class! Take a look at what we worked on so far.
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Plants Unit
Hi everyone, I have been working SO hard on my newest non-fiction unit  and I am FINALLY ready to show it off! YAY!! I just LOVE teaching about plants every year... I think it is my FAVORITE thing to teach! I look forward to spring every year, just to start...
I just LOVE teaching about plants every year... I think it is my FAVORITE thing to teach! I look forward to spring every year, just to start teaching my students about plants. Kids love to learn about how seeds grow, what they need to grow, and how to care for them! Problem is, I always struggle ...
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I am a first grade teacher in Quebec, Canada.
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I am the author of All Students Can SHINE Blog!
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My name is Valerie and I am a grade one teacher. I have a Bachelors degree in Kindergarten & Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Inclusive Education. I love sharing my ideas and creations with other teachers. Come visit me at All Students Can SHINE Blog!
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  • McGill University
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    Masters of Inclusive Education
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